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Discovering that bumblebees live in underground burrows sent the Bay of Plenty’s Rachel Weston on a hunt for knowledge. What she discovered is revealed in her first book. Words: Lee-Anne Duncan Honeybees get all the attention (all the glory, in fact) because the sweets of their labour are spread on toast. Bumblebees, their fatter, furrier cousins, are usually viewed with fond – and confused – indulgence. What, really, does a bumblebee do? “Oh, so, so much,” says Rachel Weston, who’s been busier than – well, than a bee – collecting facts for her new book, Bumblebees Have Smelly Feet. The...

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